Flying Saucer Draught Emporium - Houston | Houston, Texas
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Flying Saucer Draught Emporium - Houston
Excellent based on 73 ratings
Type: Bar

705 Main Street
Houston, Texas United States 77002 [ print map ]
713 228 9472 | facebook | twitter | food menu | beer menu

Hours: M-W 11a-1a, Th-F 11a-2a, Sa 12p-2a, Su 12p-12a

Mayor: ben4321 (4) | Taps: 86 | Bottles: Over 100

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium - Houston

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Beer Available At Flying Saucer Draught Emporium - Houston (arranged by most recent)
Karbach Prickly Pear Wheat , Stupid Silly Sour 55, Odell Isolation Ale 71, 8th Wonder French Toast , Nebraska India Pale Ale (2011- ) 96, Live Oak Hefe Weizen 98, Sierra Nevada Ovila Abbey Tripel 93, Odell Mountain Standard Double Black IPA 99, Silly Sour 54, Karbach Weisse Versa Wheat 82, Alvinne Gaspar 82, Saint Arnold Fresh Hop Ale (2014) , Santa Fe Imperial Java Stout 98, 8th Wonder Rocket Fuel , Victory Old Horizontal 100, Stone 03.03.03 Vertical Epic Ale 97, Stone 04.04.04 Vertical Epic Ale 95, Oskar Blues Ten FIDY 100, Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA 99, Unibroue La Fin du Monde 99
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73 reviews for Flying Saucer Draught Emporium - Houston
 Ambiance  71%
 Service  71%
 Selection  87%
 Food  66%
 Value  71%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  91%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkSanta410  (43) Houston, Texas | March 1, 2015
Finally got to check this place out. Cool atmosphere, open, large building, interesting decor. Menu is well managed, with an up to date tap list. Extensive taps and bottle list. Had some interesting bottles, nothing super rare but still impressive for Houston. Food was good, especially the queso fondue. Prices were decent, nothing too overpriced. Will be back.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
TylerGreenDC  (45) , | February 19, 2015
Picture a TGI Fridays with 80 taps. Disappointingly few Texas or regional beers. Bartenders seem pretty unaware of what they have, from the specific beers to flavor profiles. The food is bar food. The volume is unnecessarily loud. Disappointing.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy  (577) Toronto, Ontario | January 4, 2015
Big style pour house. Lots and lots of tap selection. $3 local texas pints.pushy service. Expensive flights. Some beers on should have been pulled so too many taps not tuning over.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois  (826) Tourist Town (West), England | December 14, 2014
Visited on Tuesday 21/05/13 around 9pm. Downtown location and packed to the rafters we managed to grab 2 seats together at the bar. Tap list was fine but no match when compared to the Hay Merchant, allied to the fact Iíd visited the HM first which meant there were only a dozen or so new ticks for me having taken care of a lot of the TX stuff already there. I enquired about tasting flights but as per the Ginger Man they seemed to be predetermined choices. The 86 taps does however include quite a bit of filler. There was a pub quiz going on over one side of the venue. Ok place, doesnít come close to the Hay Merchant but much better than the Ginger Man for me.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 18/20
rumproasts  (179) Grand Rapids, Michigan | October 27, 2014
has to be the best tap selection in the houston area. very wide selection. prices are on the high side. service adequate.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
vipinvelp  (220) Velp, Netherlands | August 30, 2014
Quite a large place, unfortunately that comes with the large noise too. Nice selection of beers, and service knows their stuff. Manager come to discuss my quest and helped me out with a bottle of beer from Virginia next day. Thanks.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321  (302) Hoboken, New Jersey | May 19, 2014
After not actually making it in here for months and months of Houston trips, I was finally at a downtown area hotel and was able to get here twice last week. Really enjoyed the beers they had for (512) day, and thought they had some other interesting stuff come in as well. Compared to other Saucers I have visited, I would say the list is comparable or maybe a little better. Atmosphere is the same pretty much. A nice stop (and basically the only stop) in the nearby/downtown area.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
RaginCajun  (28) Houston, Texas | October 14, 2013
Fairly in line with the other Flying Saucers with a seemingly large tap list (~75) and even bigger bottle selection (~75 others?). Ambiance is a little less than other locations as the patio on the sidewalk is noisy and cramped, and the inside is fairly loud and haphazard. Service is typical of FS, although the beer maids know the beer better at this location. Selection is typical FS as they have most of the bigger craft brews, but typically only 5-10 taps are actually interesting to a beer nerd with ~30 or so beers that are poor in quality. Food is typical pub food with more downside due to poor kitchen execution as it a basic menu prepared by non-skilled cooks. The biggest complaint against this location is the parking situation as no matter what time of day you visit, you will pay a significant amount for parking and it may or may not be close to the bar.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Rocketman2013  (19) Texas | August 9, 2013
It's loud! It's open seating so you have to fight for a seat when it's crowded. Service seems rushed but they do get food and beer out fast once you order. The beer selection is excellent with a great selection of craft, local and international beers. Forgive me but why do people bring their babies here?!! Did I mention it's loud?!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux  (136) Everett, Washington | April 20, 2013
This is the second Saucer Iíve been to, and they are pretty much all the same. But theyíre all pretty good, so thatís a good thing. 80ish drafts and a crapton of bottles. This location was a little crowded and very noisy, but they had a great selection of local beer to make up for it. Iíll definitely be back when next Iím in Houston.

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